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Cancer care for the whole patient : meeting psychosocial health needs / Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients / Families in a Community Setting, Board on Health Care Services ; Nancy E. Adler and Ann E.K. Page, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-11107-2 (hardcover)

1. Cancer—Patients—Care—United States. 2. Cancer—Patients—Services for—United States. 3. Cancer—Social aspects—United States. I. Adler, Nancy E. II. Page, Ann (Ann E. K.) III. National Institute of Medicine (U. S.) Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients / Families in a Community Setting.

[DNLM: 1. Neoplasms--psychology. 2. Neoplasms—therapy. 3. Counseling—methods. 4. Needs Assessment. 5. Psychology, Medical—methods. 6. Stress, Psychological—complications. QZ 200 C2151208 2008]

RA645.C3C332 2008

362.196′994—dc22

2008000292

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Suggested citation: Institute of Medicine (IOM). 2008. Cancer care for the whole patient: Meeting psychosocial health needs. Nancy E. Adler and Ann E. K. Page, eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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